EP. 01 Lessons in leadership

Professional Development

EP. 01 Lessons in leadership ft. Barb Jacobsmeyer Connect with Encompass Health

Welcome to Connect with Encompass Health. Designed for healthcare workers, this podcast shares tips to improve your clinical practice, mental health and overall wellbeing.

In the inaugural episode, Barb Jacobsmeyer, Encompass Health EVP, president of inpatient hospitals, shares lessons she’s learned during her career as she rose from physical therapist to an executive of the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. She also shares her tips for how to evaluate your performance, embrace constructive criticism and prioritize self-care. 

About Barb

As EVP, president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health, Barb is responsible for the operations of Encompass Health’s more than 135 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals with over 31, 000 employees, as well as the care that is delivered annually to more than 184,000 patients.

She joined Encompass Health, formerly HealthSouth, in 2007, serving as president of the company’s central region from 2012-2016 and as chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of St. Louis, a partnership of BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, from 2007-2012. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Jacobsmeyer served as chief operating officer for Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.